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If you love to read, you’ll be pleased to hear that the original Kindle e-reader is on sale for just £49.99 at Amazon – but hurry, this deal ends today.
The perfect reading solution for holidays and travelling, rather than weigh down your suitcase with books, the Kindle, which is now on sale with 29 per cent off, comes with 8GB of storage, so it can store thousands of books in one place – like a small library at your fingertips.
And you won’t even need to buy any titles as it comes with a free three month trial of Kindle Unlimited, giving you free access to millions of fiction and non-fiction titles as well as the latest celebrity autobiographies.
A full battery charge lasts weeks, not hours so you only need to charge the Kindle before you go and it will last all vacation
While you may prefer the feel of a book, the Kindle has been designed to feel more comfortable to read than paperbacks. A 167 PPI glare-free display reads easily, even in direct sunlight.
The device comes with a free three month trial of Kindle Unlimited (auto-renewal applies), giving you access to millions of titles for free so you can change your reading material as soon as you get bored.
Slipping discreetly into your hand luggage and weighing just seven ounces, the compact device is made to be comfortable on the eyes.
A 167 PPI glare-free display reads like real paper, even in direct sunlight. And unlike books that need a torch to read in the darkness, you can adjust the brightness to read perfectly day or night.
With twice the storage of the previous generation, plus a single battery charge that lasts weeks, it’s no surprise the Kindle has received over 29,000 five-star ratings from shoppers.
‘Don’t know why I didn’t get one of these sooner,’ one five-star reviewer wrote. ‘So many books to choose from and loads even free. The battery is really good, and I like how it remembers where you got up to.
‘Very easy on the eyes as well as there is no glare. Would recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading.’
Another praised how easy it is to transport, writing: ‘It’s easy to setup and navigate. Feels lightweight but sturdy. Battery life seems reasonable too.
Save space in your bags on vacation with a lightweight Kindle that can store thousands of books in one place
The Kindle is compatible with Audible. Use Bluetooth speakers to listen to books on the go, as you travel through the airport or hike on holiday
A third customer raved: ‘Eight years ago I was very sceptical about the value of ereaders. No longer. I cannot imagine life without a Kindle.’
‘Easy to read and just slots in your bag perfect for travelling or those days relaxing at home with a coffee. Truly a perfect gift for an avid reader.’
If you prefer to have your hands-free, the Kindle is compatible with Audible allowing you to listen to your favourite books as someone else reads them to you.
Pair with Bluetooth headphones, such as the on-sale Echo Buds (2nd Gen) or speakers to switch seamlessly between reading and listening.
Now on sale with a saving of 44 per cent, the voice-controlled smart speaker with Alexa can be added to any room in your home, and with a simple command, you can ask for music, news, weather updates and more.
You can also make calls and control compatible smart home devices, including lighting, home security and heating.
For those on a tighter budget, the 3rd Gen hockey puck-shaped smart speaker is now on sale for £25.99. The Alexa-equipped Echo can do it all, including help controlling compatible appliances and devices like robot vacuum cleaners, home security, lights and heating – all with a simple voice command.
Amazon’s Blink Mini is an indoor, wired security camera with motion detection and two-way audio that lets you monitor your home day and night. See, hear and speak to people and pets in your home through your smartphone with Blink Mini’s live view and two-way audio features.
A cheaper alternative to Apple Airpods, the Amazon Echo Buds come with Bose noise-cancelling technology, have Alexa built-in, and boast a long-lasting battery with up to 20 hours of playback with the charging case.
With a neat and compact 5.5-inch touch screen display, the Echo Show 5 helps you manage your day, watch videos and connect with friends and family. It has Alexa built-in and is perfectly sized for a bedside table or kitchen countertop.
The Amazon Echo Flex, which is now on sale with 60 per cent off, is one of the most affordable ways to get Amazon’s Alexa in more places throughout your home. This smart speaker saves space by conveniently plugging straight into the wall.
Plug it in and use your voice to get Alexa to add to your shopping basket, make hands-free calls, dim the lights and more. You can even add additional accessories via its USB port.